Sitting right next to your big computer, or your big screen HDTV, youâ€™ll probably already find some ridiculously small gadget. After all, even our memory is getting smaller. And while there may already be options out there for you to purchase in the whole HD media player market, this new one from Amex Digital definitely aches to take the â€œsmallestâ€ title. Its measurements are noteworthy in of themselves, but the features speak for themselves, just as loudly.
The MP-501 measures in at a minimal 175- x 128- x 15mm, and if you were to hold it in your hand, you probably wouldnâ€™t even noticed its negligible 250 gram weigh-in. You can connect the MP-501 to a USB-connected device, which can then stream a plethora of video formats. But, if youâ€™re more interested in the HD side of things, then youâ€™ll be excited to know that it can output up to 1080p HD, thanks to an HDMI cable.
Thereâ€™s even a mini-USB port on the back-side. So if youâ€™re watching all those HD videos, youâ€™d want to make sure that your media player can handle it. The MP-501 has an ARM Cortex A8 processor tucked away inside, And thankfully, it can play pretty much any file format available, as long as you donâ€™t have any of that pesky Digital Rights Management (DRM) going on. Price wise, youâ€™ll be looking at only $49, so thatâ€™s not bad at all.
Audio â€“ MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, AC3, DTS
Photo â€“ JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Video â€“ AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9, Real
Playlist â€“ PLS, M3U, WPL
- MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
- MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
- WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
- H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
- H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution. ?- An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output.
- Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048Ã—2048. ?- Single layer TIFF files only.
- Uncompressed BMP only.